Once again baseball news is being dominated by a Balco-like investigation into a clinic in south Florida. While skimming through the articles, mainly because I wanted to read about Braun's connection, it became painfully obvious that as a society we are becoming increasingly accepting of PED use.
Many sportswriters today decided to take the issue and to ask its readers to ponder, "Is it really that bad?" Many have referenced the double standard to the other American pro sports leagues, where, they say, no one seems to care. If taking something helps someone recover from injury faster, meaning the fans and owners are getting their monies worth from the product they pay to watch, who did it harm? That is what I am reading today.
So I thought I would search on this forum for insight into the issue. What, if any, is your tolerance for the use of drugs in Major League Baseball? Do you think that acceptance is growing now because one of baseball's biggest stars has been implicated, and happens to be an American Born White Male? I mean, I am as white as the new-fallen snow, but I can't help but think that if Ryan Braun was actually Raul Brauniterez, then he too would be run up the flag pole for all to see in disgrace, and no one would tolerate its use. These stories didn't surface last week when the list contained only minority players, we were lining up with our torches and pitch-forks.
So tell me, are we as a society becoming accepting of PED use?